Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs winner Sugandha Date: I idolise Lata Mangeshkar


Sometimes it does get stressful but we have a very fun environment that just eases everything. I have long hair and some of them used to sit on it to tease me. I want to carve my path just like her. When did you start showing an inclination towards music? Advertising

I was six when I first showed interest in music. 0
Comment(s) I also boxed many of my friends but it was all in fun. All six finalists were really deserving. Anyone could have won. Sugandha Date receiving her Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019 trophy and prize money. I consider Lata Mangeshkar my idol and I follow her religiously. My mother holds a master degree in music and she was my first teacher. There’s so much more to learn but I want to be a playback singer ultimately. Also read | Sugandha Date wins Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019
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(Laughs) They announced that on screen also. Ayush KC, Mohammad Faiz, Anushka Patra, Sugandha Date, Pritam Acharya and Astha Das during the grand finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019. So I would get angry and fight with them. Although he doesn’t train, he accepted me as his student and gave me lessons for free. And through that, I learned how to be confident and never lose hope. My parents then decided that we should move to Mumbai for me. Not at all. My journey in the show went through a lot of ups and downs. Then in 2013, I participated in Indian Idol Junior and ended in the top 5. My family is also overjoyed. I really enjoyed with everyone. I listen to her every day and learn through it. We all believe that when we are in a happy mood, we can sing better. What did you learn through Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs? Post her victory, Sugandha spoke exclusively to indianexpress.com about her journey on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. When my name was announced, I really got emotional, and couldn’t stop crying. Everyone used to call me ‘gundi’ on the show. Advertising

Hosted by Ravi Dubey, the Zee TV reality show had Amaal Malik, Shaan and Richa Sharma as the judges. This victory is for him and I am happy I could make him proud. I actually learned a lot but the strength to overcome any low will always stay with me. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
Did you expect to win the show? Was it difficult to handle the pressure and competition at such a young age? Also read | Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019 highlights: Sugandha Date wins Zee TV reality show
Who has been your inspiration? Also, we all were friends more than competitors and so there was no pressure to outdo each other.